Few days ago I noticed that my team (WCW) was supposed to play FC for the first time this weekend. Given that both the teams have been around for a while and have played quite a few games, I wondered if this is a record and enquired on Cricbay Facebook group. Sheshu replied to that thread mentioning that, given our current database and stats pages, it would be tricky to figure this one out. So I thought why not spend some time this weekend hacking our stats data to get an answer.
I hacked up a quick java project to get answers. I ran data collection earlier this weekend, so not all results from this weekend are factored in these stats. Given that it was a quick programming hack, its possible that there might be some errors in either data collection/analysis. Also only teams playing in the fall open 2012 were considered.
For those who care, all the code was written in Java (with excessive use of Guava). All the data was scrapped/collected using curl. I did manually create a seed list of team ids by curl'ing/grep'ing/awk'ing points table html page for this season.
I sorted teams based on their win/loss ratio and ignored teams that have played less than 20 games. I figured 20 games cutoff would result in teams that have participated in regular and fall open at least once, making data statistically more significant.
Hattrickers are clear leaders here, great job guys! Teams 2-6 are close to each other and a single loss for them can result in a re-shuffle.
- Hattrickers - 3.7692308
- Champs XI - 2.625
- Challengers CC - 2.5869565
- Weekend Cricket Warriors - 2.5454545
- Predators - 2.4130435
I have read this quote somewhere - "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing". I am sure teams below would want to change their habit!
- Monsters - 0.38297874
- Blazing XI [V11] - 0.3125
- Mission Cricket Club - 0.25641027
- Loony XI - 0.25
- Sunnyvale Champs - 0.22222222
Bunch of teams have played 3 or less tied games but only these ones managed to play more than 3. These teams must definitely live on the edge!
- Aryans CC - 5
- Maharajas - 5
- Absolute XI - 4
- Yuva XI - 4
- Cupertino Champions - 4
- Santa Clara Galaxy [T20] - 4
Bunch of teams have 4 or less abandoned games but here are teams that have managed more than 4. These teams must really be sick of rain.
- Wielders - 6
- Daakus - 6
- Royal CC - 5
- Burlingame United - 5
Head to head records
Frequent head to heads
I have always wondered as to which two teams have played against each other most often in Cricbay and the answer is Champs XI vs Dazzlers. Below are teams that have played against each other 7 or more times!
- Champs XI vs Dazzlers games played - 9
- Aryans CC vs Champs XI games played - 8
- Friends XI vs Hawkes games played - 8
- Avengers [Eagles] vs Predators games played - 8
- Chargers vs Champs XI games played - 7
- Spartans CC vs Hattrickers games played - 7
- Dynamites vs Mavericks games played - 7
- Avengers [Eagles] vs Immortals games played - 7
- Maharajas vs Knights games played - 7
- Bay Area Titans vs Weekenders games played - 7
- Mavericks vs Seamers games played - 7
- Absolute XI vs Hattrickers games played - 7
- Hattrickers vs Weekend Cricket Warriors games played - 7
I ended up doing all this work to answer this question and the answer is East Indies vs Seamers. Here is the list of top 10 such head to heads (ordered by combined number of games played by two teams) that are yet to take place.
- East Indies vs Seamers combined total games played - 375
- Aryans CC vs Daakus combined total games played - 370
- Friends XI vs Champs XI combined total games played - 369
- Wielders vs Challengers CC combined total games played - 358
- Hattrickers vs Knights combined total games played - 357
- Absolute XI vs Challengers CC combined total games played - 356
- Dynamites vs Weekend Cricket Warriors combined total games played - 349
- Fighting Clan vs Weekend Cricket Warriors combined total games played - 347
- Syndicate CC vs Strikers [Cosmos CC] combined total games played - 344
- Fighting Clan vs Birds XI [Poker CC] combined total games played - 343
- Absolute XI vs Birds XI [Poker CC] combined total games played - 343
-by Saurabh Pathak on 6 January 2013